Well, it is of interest where someone grew up. And what country they are from. It gives some context to their comments.
English, you are living on a northern B.C. reserve now? Okay. Yes, I know what freezing weather is like.
I personally love it! I also find it interesting that you are living on a res. I'm sure your own personal history and ideas would fascinate me, but this is not the place to ask you all those q's eh?!
Have you checked out http://www.rabble.ca/babble/
It is a political forum I think you would enjoy.
I don't mind answering questions. It's not that fascinating, though!
Drove through Manitoba and camped somewhere there on our way to Nova Scotia several years ago, just to see Canada. It was summer, though and quite warm. Canada is one interesting, beautiful country from coast to coast. We made it all the way to PEI (which I liked) but missed the Newfies because of time restraints. I do want to see Newfoundland some day. There's just SO much of Canada, compared to the States!
We do not live on the Reserve since we've gotten our PR cards earlier this year. We have had a home in BC for 10 years near Vancouver, that we of course could only visit every 6 mos. Now we get to live in our dreamhome all the time. The weather is great here; I like misty/rainy/cool days. Much like my childhood in S. Francisco. We kayak even when it's cold. Boating in the summer, hiking all the time. There is so much to do in this province, it's amazing.
You like cold weather eh? I guess you would have to, living there! I never got used to having to put on so many clothes just to go out for a minute, as well as plug in my car. And, you really can't spend any time outside when it's minus 35. Never had my nose hairs freeze before! It was an interesting experience living there but I would not do it again. We were 500 km from the nearest town. Actually we were 500-800 km from anything. Bit too remote for me. One sad thing I discovered is that the First Nations people shoot dogs on Reserves - they think it controls populations. We found lots of starved puppies and frozen to death dogs. Being an animal lover, that was hard. But when we left we took (dognapped) a few dogs with us, adopted a few out and kept one, who's a real sweetie.
What do you do there in the winter? Do you ski? I'm hearing about bike skiing now. Sounds fun. We did snowshoe a lot on the Reserve. Not much snow here at sea level. Our American friends can't understand that we're not running around in parkas all the time :wink: